The Irish Football Association is considering the option of an international friendly for Northern Ireland in November.
Michael O’Neill’s squad will complete their World Cup qualifying campaign with away fixtures against Azerbaijan and Israel next month.
Play-offs for the World Cup Finals will be played in November, with a number of friendlies also being lined up.
Scotland will play the USA at Hampden Park on Friday, November 15 with Wales confirming on Thursday that they will play Finland at Cardiff City Stadium the following day.
Irish FA president Jim Shaw admits a friendly remains an option for Northern Ireland, but the Association may have to wait before finding a suitable opponent.
“Nothing has been arranged at this time, but it is definitely an option,” he said.
“There are still two World Cup qualifiers to go, and then a number of nations will have play-offs to get by.
“Those play-offs are scheduled for November so it is very difficult to get any assurances from teams at this stage.
“But we will continue to look at the option of playing a game.”